Everything went right for Auburn in the first half of the Music City Bowl. Everything went wrong for Purdue. The result was a record-setting first 30 minutes for the Tigers.
Auburn set a bowl record by scoring 56 points before halftime and led the Boilermakers 56-7 at intermission.
Jarrett Stidham, playing in his final game for the Tigers, was 13-for-18 passing for 334 yards in the first half. Darrius Slaton caught three of those passes for 160 and three touchdowns.
Auburn scored a touchdown on each of its seven first-half possessions and averaged 11 yards per play. The Tigers defense also added a score with 20-yard interception return by Big Kat Bryant.
Purdue could manage just one score in the first half on a Rondale Moore run.
An early touchdown in the second half gave Auburn the SEC record for points in a bowl game with 63. Alabama held the previous mark with 61 points against Syracuse in the 1953 Orange Bowl.
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